March, 2019
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As we all know demand for HSFO will fall off a cliff Q3 onwards. This represents a number of challenges for the physical supplier.
IMO2020: The HSFO Conundrum
January, 2019
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The ongoing lack of information on specs is already causing frustration for buyers and suppliers.
IMO2020: Compatibility Questions are Going to Complicate Bunker Buying
Monitoring bunker buying performance monitoring, compliance and auditing is of growing importance.
Is Your Bunker Platform Ready for IMO2020?
November, 2018
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I believe the future market will be driven by analytics, writes Paul Hardy.
IMO2020: Should We Believe the Analysts?
October, 2018
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NSI's Paul Hardy looks at the potential impact of Trump's proposed slow start to IMO 2020.
Unilateralism is the Killer of Invention
We move from a market where the products people want to buy are by and large readily available, to one where only those with a heavily detailed plan can be sure they can buy what they want.
The Changing Nature of Benchmarking
August, 2018
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It is interesting to note a number of new platforms being developed by trading companies and brought to the market, NSI's Paul Hardy writes.
New Bunker Trading Platforms: What Are They Doing for Buyers?
June, 2018
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Paul Hardy looks at why Owners are not contracting in great numbers for IMO2020, and a new type of contract aiming to change that.
What Are We Doing About the IMO2020 Bunker Credit Challenge?
May, 2018
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NSI have prepared an IMO2020 compliant fuel 20 point checklist.
How Ready Are You for IMO 2020?
March, 2018
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The market is poised as a perfect place for a large trading house to make money offering volume and liquidity in return for reductions in price from the supplier, writes NSI's Paul Hardy.
IMO2020 Switchover Dates and the Effect on Demand, Storage and Liquidity